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Beggars at the games

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Discussion' started by Stan_Drews, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. Stan_Drews

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    St Andrews is beggar central now on match day. Not unusual to see 5 - 6 around the ground. What’s it like at your ground?

    Am always a bit torn on the subject cos I can’t walk past one without bunging em a fiver or so but I also hate to see em reminding me of a bastard of an issue when I’m out trying to have a good time.

    What’s the feeling mucks?
     
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    They probably want a share of your takings too.
     
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    Scum.

    I didn't vote Tory to have this become an issue at the games.

    #fuming
     
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    Last post of yours I’ll read. Anyone describing himself as a nonce is a wrong un in my book
     
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    Welcome to the Blocked By Stan club @grampus8myhamster x

    RM and Papa Francesco will be delighted.
     
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    He clearly has no knowledge of how sarcasm works but **** it :D
     
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    I have noticed more of it at Villa Park. There are two regulars at games now. The one just sits up from the Aston Hotel. Also noticed some bloke who’s there every home game just outside the pub mentioned that has a “God Will Save You” banner . Always admire his effort, especially when it’s pissing down.

    Does anyone give money to them? I don’t because they probably are better off than I am or they will spend it on drugs or booze. I’m all up for giving them a coffee or an half eaten burger, but I don’t drink hot drinks at games.
     
  9. Addick By Nature

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    Doesn’t mean you can’t buy them one.

    Half eaten burger aswell, you’re surely taking the piss?
     
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    Surprised you can tell the beggars apart from the scruffy tramp regulars at vi*la park

    Another #shambles

    Read my post above muck FFS
     
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    Best way to deal with someone who begs is when they ask you for money for something like a coffee etc, buy them one. Alternatively offer to go with them. At least you know it's real rather than giving the money outright. Like @Villa Rocker mentioned.
     
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    Short memory span Stan.
     
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    Yeah I don’t give anyone money.

    If I can, if I walk past someone homeless I will ask if they need anything to eat or drink.

    Generally, I don’t give anything to “beggars” never feel they’re as genuine as they are only ever interested in just the money.

    Don’t see any at football though.
     
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    Bit cold hearted isn’t it, but I usually don’t bother. The only time I gave to an homeless person was up Manchester on a night out. Just coming up off whatever I had taken and thought the world was great so gave him a tenner.

    My wife used to go out with hot food, drinks, and blankets for them but she’s stopped now. It really pulls on her heart strings.

    That’s the problem. Some of them aren’t genuine.
     
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    Always wondered how you two met muck
     
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    Giving them a half eaten burger :laugh:
     
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    I agree with this.

    I always give em dough cos I’m soft like that but I shit you not I saw one outside the Blues with a Moncler gilet on and a pair of brand new Adidas SL72s. He got fack all in fact I was a bit wound up about it.

    Hate seeing em when am coming out of a nice restaurant or bar or gig or something. Makes me feel guilty and puts a downer on the night but then you have to think about the kind of nights that they’re enduring.
     
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    Gorse Road 2004 we had a brief interaction which made her fall in love with me. Then we got together after she asked for my number in The Glassworks £1 a pint on a Thursday night in 2009. Never looked back since.
     
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    It’s awful, particularly this time of year.

    Remember being in New York in January a couple of years back, never known it so cold. Walking back to the hotel one night and saw some homeless bloke in a doorway, my missus went and gave him 10 dollars and just burst into tears.
     
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    Better than a kick in the teeth .

    It’s not nice at all. Some of them
    Won’t accept help . The Tory government have a lot to answer for going off statistics.
     

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